CORE CURRICULUM ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Applicable to Students from 2021/22 Intake Cohort Onwards

ENG1001
ENG1002
ENG2001
ENG2002
ENG3010 (for BTB)
ENG1020 (for BJC)
ENG3030 (for CCI)
ENG3040 (for AAD)
ENG1001

ENG1001 University English (I)
(2 credits, to be taken in semester one, year one)

 

This module is designed to strengthen students’ English language literacy skills, equipping them with effective reading and writing skills necessary for university studies. In the area of reading, the focus will be on developing effective reading strategies and synthesizing information by paraphrasing and summarizing. In the area of writing, the focus will be on the construction of coherent and grammatically correct essays and the development of a well-structured thesis with evidence. Students will be provided with opportunities to apply the language skills by getting engaged in reading and writing activities, communicative tasks, and group learning activities.

ENG1002

ENG1002 University English (II)
(2 credits, to be taken in semester two, year one)

 

This module is designed to consolidate and enhance students’ speaking and listening skills for university studies. In the area of listening, the focus will be on developing effective listening strategies and distinguishing main and supporting ideas. In the area of speaking, the focus will be on the employment of verbal and non-verbal skills in oral communications. Students will be provided with opportunities to apply the language skills by getting engaged in communicative tasks and group learning activities.  Coursework includes critical listening and group discussion.

ENG2001

ENG2001 English for Academic Purposes
(3 credits, to be taken in semester one or two, year two)

 

This module aims to enhance students’ proficiency in reading and writing in an academic context and develop students’ ability in critical evaluation and reasoning. Students will hone their skills and strategies in analyzing, synthesising and evaluating authentic texts in academic settings. Students will learn to develop a critical stance and produce researched-supported texts using grammar, vocabulary, and citation styles appropriate to academic writing conventions. This module adopts the process writing approach in strengthening students’ academic writing abilities.

ENG2002

ENG2002 English for Professional Communication
(3 credits, to be taken in semester one or two, year three)

 

This module aims to develop students’ English communicative skills in various professional contexts through a variety of real-life tasks and activities. Students will analyse the language, structures, and genres related to professional correspondence and formulate linguistic and communication strategies appropriate for their further studies or future careers. The interactive setting will allow students ample opportunities to express their ideas, discuss critically, and work collaboratively and professionally as a team in the corporate context.

ENG3010 (for BTB)

ENG3010 Advanced English
(3 credits, to be taken by BTB students in semester two, year one)

 

This module is designed to develop student understanding of the different styles and contents of English used for specific purposes, namely in the journalistic, legal, financial, and sales contexts. Students will interact with each other in a variety of written and oral tasks and activities to which they could be exposed in the workplace.

ENG1020 (for BJC)

ENG1020 English for Public Speaking
(3 credits, to be taken by BJC students in semester one, year two)

 

This module is designed to provide both theoretical basis and practical instruction to speaking effectively in public. Through instruction and practice, students are expected to develop the basic understanding and confidence to speak in public. In particular, the Module discusses the audience awareness in the selection of a topic, the organization of the content of a good speech, the language required in a speech, verbal and non-verbal presentation skills as well as the effective delivery by means of visual aids. Other areas to be covered include: support of speeches with credible research, strategic and creative language use, effective listening and delivery skills, and common types of public speeches.

ENG3030 (for CCI)

ENG3030 English for Specific Purposes (CCI)
(3 credits, to be taken by CCI students in semester one, year 3)

 

This module is designed to develop students’ advanced skills in understanding, evaluating and producing English for specific purposes in the cultural and creative industries (CCI). Students will interact with each other in a variety of reading, writing, listening and oral tasks and activities which provide good opportunities for them to excel in English through learning and reviewing authentic texts, as well as conducting peer reviews. The major emphases are on the contexts, structures, and features of English in the disciplines where students would be exposed to in their future careers.

ENG3040 (for AAD)

ENG3040 English for Art and Design
(3 credits, to be taken by AAD students in semester one, year 2)

 

This module is designed to equip students with communicative competence in English needed to acquire knowledge and develop understanding and appreciation of art and design in historical and contemporary cultures. Complemented by visits to local art and design museums, galleries and exhibitions, and corresponding supervised practical tasks, this module will help students to learn the vocabulary and structures needed to discuss various forms of art and design, and to practise this language in context. Through this module, students can enhance their English-language proficiency for academic and professional purposes and improve their independent study and research skills.

 

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